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WednesdayMarch

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Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Reply #3399 on: October 04, 2019, 07:33:10 AM »
I fell for the first time.

Congratulations!  How long did it take you?  Considering you survived - and I'm assuming you're not typing this with eye blinks - then hopefully you feel freed by the experience and ready to greet every new challenge with enthusiasm rather than dread! 
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Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Reply #3400 on: October 06, 2019, 01:00:12 PM »
Congratulations!  How long did it take you?  Considering you survived - and I'm assuming you're not typing this with eye blinks - then hopefully you feel freed by the experience and ready to greet every new challenge with enthusiasm rather than dread!

2 lessons! And I'm a beginner too! I feel straight into my bum but luckily there isn't a bruise and it doesn't hurt anymore!

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Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Reply #3401 on: October 06, 2019, 06:07:31 PM »
2 lessons! And I'm a beginner too! I feel straight into my bum but luckily there isn't a bruise and it doesn't hurt anymore!

Oh, that's brilliant.  In my experience, the people who take a long time to take their first fall tend to progress much more slowly than those who fall early on, get it over with and bounce right back.
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Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Reply #3402 on: October 06, 2019, 09:32:25 PM »
My lesson was working on edges, then all my jumps and my spin.


Group was good too. Various things tackled, like double 3 turns, back inside 3 turns, back one foot slaloms, but we also did some fun stuff: two of us skating backwards, pulling my coach who was doing a continuous t-stop, using 2 hockey sticks. Also slaloms while in a dip or "little man" as we call them at our rink. That hurts your calves...
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Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Reply #3403 on: October 15, 2019, 11:49:33 AM »
My legs have finally stopped aching after Sunday's lesson.
Lots of focus on 3 turns, FO, BO, continuous FO3s. There were also mohawks, to finish the footwork bit, after stretching my hips at the barrier. Then we looked at spins, can now get 2 rotations consistently on 1 foot from standstill. Stretches at the barrier next, spiral stretch - both sides are now close to the actual definition of a spiral, yay!  Then coach decided to try and kill me by helping me stretch further - gently pushing my leg higher. Then he made me pop my foot on the barrier - both sides are much easier now. That was bad news for me as I've now been introduced to the Y frame spiral. Finished off with some jump work, 3 jump, focusing on driving my free leg up rather than around, then toe loop from standstill. You get a lot done in an hour!


Was able to do another 30 minute group too, where we got introduced to level 2 field moves. Ugh. Glad they're a long way off!
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Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Reply #3404 on: October 15, 2019, 12:56:12 PM »
Was able to do another 30 minute group too, where we got introduced to level 2 field moves. Ugh. Glad they're a long way off!

Oh, I do enjoy your lessons.  Lots of great stuff.

For the record, I think Level 2 Field Moves are much nicer than Level 1.  I loathe spirals on the flat of the blade.  By definition they're NOT spirals!

Level 2 Exercise 4 (Forward Inside Open Mohawk Exercise) is lovely.  You'll enjoy that when you get the hang of it and can incorporate it into your programmes, too.  8)
Returned to the ice in Sept 2017 after a major leg injury in 1999. Skating in Graf Dance boots and MK Dance blades. It's still a bit slippery...